Alien Abduction was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Pandorica Opens.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • Filming all of the monster performers for the large-scale Underhenge scene where the Alliance arrive.
  • Stunt performers doing the horse riding sequences.
  • How the lighting team had to plan their lighting around the plot point of being only torch-lit (due to the Roman period).
  • Tight and tense timing on filming the single daylight Stonehenge scene before it opened up to the public again.
  • Design of the Underhenge, and how parts of the set were adapted from one of the Silurian sets.
  • Getting Karen Gillan used to the flaming torches, for facing off against the Cybermen.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The Pandorica speech and how it defines the Eleventh Doctor.
  • The return of Rory, and how he's changed slightly as a person in the time since his apparent demise.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Don't Break the Red Tape" by The Enemy
  • "Invaders Must Die" by The Prodigy (also used in DCOM: Is There Life on Mars?)
  • "Galloping Home (from 'The Adventures of Black Beauty')" by Denis King
  • "I See You Baby" by Groove Armada
  • "Between Two Lungs" by Florence + the Machine
  • "Early Morning Song" by Bridget St John
  • "Underdog" by Kasabian
  • "Teardrop" by Massive Attack
  • "The Map Room / Dawn (from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark')" by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Album: The Indiana Jones Trilogy - New Recordings Of The Classic Scores
  • "Black Hole" by Aqualung
  • "This Fffire" by Franz Ferdinand (also used in DCOM: Script to Screen)
  • "Kiss with a Fist" by Florence + the Machine
  • "I Am The Robot (My Robot Friend Remix)" by My Robot Friend
  • "Rock That Body" by The Black Eyed Peas
  • "Voice of Calm" by Paul Mottram, Album: Orchestral, Pastoral ANW 1364
  • "Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)" by Muse
  • "Putcha In Da Graveyard" by Christopher Ashmore & Benjamin Marks, Album: Urban, Electronica & Hip Hop ANW 1438
  • "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" by Travis
  • "Gorecki" by Lamb (also used in DCOM: Sins of the Fathers)

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 8 November 2010.

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